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Best of Milan Design Week
Milan Design Week has wrapped and we had the chance to scope out what’s new and exciting from the world’s most illustrious brands.
Salone Del Mobile has been the premier annual furniture exhibition showcasing design excellence from around world since 1961. This year was exceptional in terms of innovative new product and noteworthy milestones like the 50th anniversary of legendary Italian furniture-maker B&B Italia.
With Patricia Urquiola now at the helm as Art Director at Cassina, some incredible things are occurring – namely the new Beam sofa which catapults modular seating design well into the future. This sofa is structured around a beam (hence the name) where useful elements can be added such as a stone side table and an extra seat.
Konstantin Grcic continues his 25 year collaboration with ClassiCon which has resulted in innovative designs such as the Diana side tables and the Pallas dining table. This year he unveiled the Ulisse daybed which places an intentional emphasis on the quality of craftsmanship, production and materiality.
Minotti revealed a number of new, beautifully crafted collections including the Freeman Tailor sofa which is made up of an orderly clustering of shapes adorned with elegant stitching to add depth and accentuate its graphic, modern form.
Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa have presented a new seating collection that can best be described as a minimalist’s dream. The pieces for Japanese brand Maruni, O stool, T chair, and Hiroshima stool combine solid Japanese wood, lovingly crafted with steel elements – resulting in a perfect balance of form and function.
Stay tuned as we are eager to have these products and many more to share with you at our showrooms in the upcoming months.